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Uplift- Network for Inspiration!

Uplift- Network for inspiration group, an initiative of Dream Catchers & Womenlines, organized a networking meet on 25th Sep at Myra’s @stadium, 11 am to 1 pm. The objective was to meet and connect with new entrepreneurs, to empower and support each other, mingle, network, hear an inspiring story, and yes listen to some melodic songs too!!

Bhavana Bahl Malhotra – Mrs.India 2017 Winner – Queen of Substance was the speaker at the meet. Multi-talented Bhavana has been an art director, a fashion stylist, a dancer, a fashion marketer, a fitness instructor, and a model. Her inspirational journey about ups and downs she faced before and after winning the crown, what helped her winning and above all how she keeps herself motivated, to achieve her dreams really inspired the audience. Participants freely interacted with each other, shared their stories, got a chance to network with each other and bonded well. It was a pleasure to have Dhanashree Pandav as one of the singers for the meet who added the fun element to the meet. Dhanashree describes music as her passion and takes every opportunity to showcase her talent to the audience which gives her opportunity to refresh herself and make new friends.  Bageshree Iyer, who runs ‘PotPourri’ in Singapore which is a platform for thematic music concerts, was the other eminent singer at the meet who delighted the audience with her amazing voice. Shalima Motial, founder, CEO of Dream Catchers and Charu Mehrotra, founder Women Lines addressed about the importance of networking in present times.

Networking is not only collecting cards and approaching each other for business. It is about, connecting with a fellow entrepreneur, understanding each others problems, exchanging knowledge, finding out solutions, looking out for opportunities to grow and also have some fun together. Networking gives an opportunity to strive for excellence by motivating, sharing and caring for each other along the journey. Face-to-face networking definitely creates lasting impressions in the minds of people we meet. As entrepreneurs, we need motivation, connection, bonding, and support from people who have the same mindset.

Uplift- Network for Inspiration will be organizing networking meets 4 times a year. Please send request at  Uplift if you want to be part of this group. Take a break entrepreneurs and come out of the virtual world to build up real connections. Cheers to entrepreneurship!

Charu Mehrotra

Promoting excellence in women!

Hey Woman, Dream Big!

Very Happy International Women’s Day to lovely womenfolk around! iwd

 

Keep shining, smiling and dreaming always. Dreams can come true if one works towards fulfilling them. It is all about what goals one has in life and how she wants to achieve.

 

It is pleasure to share about a wonderful dreamer’s dreams which she has turned into reality with her hard work and dedication. Women Lines has shared about Shalima Motial in the entrepreneur of the month section sometimes back. On the occasion of IWD Shalima is sharing her splendid achievements in details which give a message that every thing is possible if you take action. Get some dose of motivation friends by reading about her achievements-

 

Shalima Motial, founder, and CEO of Dream Catchers has stayed true to her company’s name and has helped catch hundreds of people’s dreams! Dream Catchers is an online talent showcase company that also does niche events onstage/offline. Dream Catchers has the fandom of 17,000 fans who support the 1100+ entertainers and models Dream Catchers has showcased.  IMG_20170308_130625

 

The first few chapters of Dream Catchers’ journey involves Dream Catchers launch event “Love to Dance”: A competitive platform for women to showcase their dancing talent. Dancers from France, Singapore, Malaysia, India and Spain made up the 60 women represented in 8 groups who tore the stage down with stellar performances. The top three groups won big cash prizes sponsored by Dream Catchers. And if we flip a few pages forward, we’ll see a beautiful 4 seasons of “Most Wanted Entertainer”: An online talent contest that roped in over 500 artists! Dream Catchers received entries from Singapore, Malaysia, America, Russia, Philippines, Canada and India which summed up to a show-stopping start.

 

Along Dream Catcher’s voyage to catch dreams, many collaborations were born. For two years in a row, they presented as NUS’s online talent partners for their competition “Stardust”. During this voyage, Dream Catchers has had many ongoing collaborations with Radio Masti which brought to us a sundry of events. They associated with Colors channel as their online talent partners to bring “Colors Got Talent” and “Jhalak Dikhla ja (2016)”. Dream Catchers joined hands with artist Druv Kent to present Battle of the Bands (2016). The three bands who won were ushered to the prestigious Victoria Arts Theatre where they got an opportunity to perform! Shalima Motial organized Bandwidths’ 2013 and 2016 concert both of which were a rocking success! The 2016 concert was a sold-out show one week ahead of time with 1100 people attending. Teamwork Production’s Fans of Salim Sulaiman had Dream Catchers on their side as their online talent partners. They brought many artists on board for the competition and winners got a chance to perform on stage with none other than Salim and Sulaiman themselves(Composers of more than 100 Bollywood Film songs)

They partnered in a similar fashion for Fans of Farhan Akhtar too.

The most recent chapters have two going on three beautiful seasons of Runway Mom penned down. Runway Mom, Runway Lovers is Shalima’s  brainchild: Runway Mom, Runway Lovers is a platform for women of all ages, sizes, and backgrounds to walk the ramp with their loved ones. Whether it be, their spouse and/or child. Moms get to create lifetime memories that they’ll cherish for years to come. The event is packaged with seven pre-events where all the momdels (Mom models) get to let their hair down and embrace womanhood. It’s a perfect time to be talking about Runway Mom, Runway Lovers (Third season) as International Women’s day is right around the corner holding hands with Runway Mom, Runway Lovers! “Providing a platform for someone else to excel and catch their dreams is the most gratifying experience. It’s amazing how many forces unite and contribute to relevant projects like these and make them a success.” (Shalima Motial, Founder and CEO of Dream Catchers). Approximately 130 women would have walked the ramp at the wrap of the third season. This just means 130 women’s dreams Dream Catchers has caught. Each season has outdone itself and we can’t wait to see what more magic Dream Catchers have added in the 3rd season (11th March 2017).

Shalima is so happy that she’s been Blessed to be a part of something greater than herself and that she’s been able to catch people’s dreams through Dream Catchers. She believes that: “A great entrepreneur, will keep reinventing her/his business to cater to the needs of the market and this requires resilience and determination’. Dream Catchers has not only catered to the needs of the market but has catered to the need of fulfilling our dreams. We can’t wait for what’s next in store!

Charu Mehrotra

Promoting excellence in women!

Runway Mom/ Runway Lovers: They came, They saw, They conquered!

On 27th Aug, in the beautiful settings of The Pavilion , 37 Gorgeous Models walked on the ramp, with their lovely families or lovers. Runway Mom/ Runway Lovers event was a tremendous success and was an amazing event to attend. runway2

It’s not every day that 37 Moms get on stage, dressed to perfection, and that too with their families or lovers, as motherhood is really a busy job. Ms. Shalima Motial, the event organizer who is the Founder & CEO  of Dream Catchers, an online talent showcase company, left no stone unturned to make it a successful event. From dresses to jewelry, makeup artists to stylists, décor to music, lucky draws, and Strikey Posey Photobooth. Everything was taken care of in details, to make runway Moms and Runway Lovers feel special. Music by DJ Kushal and hosting by Emcee Himani spiced the event. Himani kept the interest of the audience and made sure they had fun.

The models looked absolutely lovely. What a beautiful moment for every participant, to be on stage, with their loved ones and that too looking their best. Such an amazing family time captured by the battery of photographers forever. It was wonderful to see supporting husbands and lovers, walking together with their lovely partners and making them feel special. Three Generations walking together on stage was an awesome treat to eyes.runway3

Kids bonding with parents, daughters having jovial moments with smart moms. It was such an excitement all over…models getting special treatment by photographers and getting clicked in different poses throughout the event. The second round was a very special round as there were kids on stage who wanted to share their passion they dearly support for the cause- Saying no to leather and preventing Animal cruelty . There were lovely dance performances by De Dance Star and BollyOne groups.

The audience got the chance to win lucrative lucky draws sponsored by “TeamWork Productions, F & B Vouchers from Tandoor at Holiday Inn, a pair of gorgeous outfits for the Mother and Child by Glitter Glam & tickets to Sunidhi Chauhan show which is being organized by OTB Creations.  There was a party  after the ramp. Everyone enjoyed dancing together.

It was such an amazing team work by all sponsors, media partners, and other supports. Media partners- Colors TV Channel, Radio Masti 96.3Fm, Let’s Think Aloud.com gets credit for the event success. Wonderful support by all other sponsors-

  • All Runway Models were wearing beautiful jewelry on the ramp sponsored by “Divya Rathi Jewelry” and “ARKO by Archana Jain
  • I create Wealth Planners
  • Makaan Mumbai
  • Yellow Cabinet
  • LoaferJama
  • Amore Creations
  • SoulKids Academy East Coast
  • Missamore SG
  • Hive by Wala Wala
  • Institute for First Aid Training
  • Glitter Glam
  • Singapore Indian Models Agency, watch out for this all of you gorgeous Runway Models
  • V John Photography
  • 2 Right Feet
  • Unique Masque, Lynda has been very supportive and patient with make-up needs
  • Elegansy
  • Strikey Posey Photobooth, special shoutout to Bhavesh
  • Shutterspeed Photography
  • DeDance Star, Anu Sharma you ROCK
  •  BollyOne, Preeti thanks, Rock On                                                                                                                                                           runway                                                                                 Visit this link to have a feel of the whole event-        https://www.facebook.com/dreamcatchersvision/?fref=ts                                                                                                                                                                                Altogether a vibrant night with ramp walk, performances, Shows, Music & Dance. What else do you need?  Next Runway Moms/ Runway Lover event will be happening  in March 2017, do look out for the date! This event is going to be the talk of the town and will be looked for every year to return with lots of fun and laughter.Please visit https://m.facebook.com/dreamcatchersvision/  for more pics of the event and to know about other events by Dream Catchers.

Charu Mehrotra

Promoting excellence in women!

Runway Mom/ Runway Lovers ready to rock!

The stage is all set for the ramp!

One day to go for our beautiful ladies to walk the ramp with their lovely kids or lover in Runway Mom/ Runway Lovers event, at an alluring setting of The Pavilion @ Far East Square, 28 China Street.Time from 5-10pm on 27th Aug, Saturday.

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The journey for last 2 months has been very exciting. From registration process to other pre-events like fantastic ‘The Meet and Greet’ at Moshi Moshi Bollywood . This was followed by proper introduction between Dream Catchers team, sponsors and runway participants. Fun filled Party at Hive by Wala Wala was icing on the cake. It helped in breaking the inhibitions between the participants and many friendship bonds were strengthened. And then the final rehearsals has really created a buzz-

https://www.facebook.com/letsthinkaloud/videos/1090280227724474/

Shalima Motial has done a wonderful job of providing a platform to these wonderful and multitalented ladies to celebrate their achievements in life.

Here is the introduction about talented participants in their own words-

1. Soma Roy Ghosal : I am Soma, mother of one son and working as Corporate Administrative Executive in a Wealth Management Company. I have recently won Saree Queen 2015 at Bukit Panjang CC.

2. Pratik/ Dharini: I am a doting Mom, a passionate working professional, and an occasional homemaker. My loving Husband never forgets to get time for the family amid work pressure. I am totally spellbound by his loving and caring attitude.

3. Tania: I am the mother of a 19 months old son. I have been in Singapore for almost 3 years now and I would describe myself as a strong minded modern woman with traditional values. I believe in living my life to the fullest and nothing stops me to live my dreams and passion.

4. Sonal Sharma: I have recently gone back to a full-time job at Raffles Relocation & Mobility, after a sabbatical of almost 12 years. Balancing work and everything else fills up my entire day and I am so glad I have found a purpose I had been searching for. I enjoy acting, never thought of doing it before, however after 2 successful plays I feel I really enjoy theater.

5. Preeti Kachroo: She is a visionary, a philosopher, a philanthropist, a writer, a researcher, a blogger, dance enthusiast, yoga trainer and social worker. Besides donning the many hats, she writes her mind through #preetidiaries. Preeti is a founder, Director of Dance & Events Company, named “BollyOne”.

6. Pashmin Chopra Sood: I am Pashmin Chopra Sood Living in Singapore from last seven years . I did my post graduation in MBA finance stream and had an opportunity to work with some of the major Banks in India. Now I am a stay at home mom for my 4 years old Daughter Ashlyn.

7. Rashmi Hampihallikar: I am a Licenced Instructor for “Zumba Fitness” and “Zumba for Kids” and l love what I do. Prior to being a Zumba instructor, I have done my Bachelors in Nutrition and Dietetics and then my Masters.

8. Kartiki Kulkarni: I am a happy wife and mom of a teenage son. Personally, I would describe myself as an ambitious, caring and loving, friendly and happy individual with positive attitude.On the professional front, I used to work as a teacher but quit the job to give more time to family and explore my personal interests such as dance.

9. Nidhi: From cruising the sunny skies to juggling the demands of motherhood, life has come a long way. Although my path is sometimes unclear and journey not always fun, I am glad I have great companions to cheer me on. I am a researcher at NUS and enjoy yoga during leisure.

10. Archana Amlapure: Myself, Archana , an enthusiastic, always wanting to do and try different things in life, passionate about yoga, dance and a caring person. Professionally, I worked in software industry for about 12 years and now quit the job to explore the field of yoga and to be with my two growing kids.

11. Apsara Naiding Bodo: I am Apsara and am excited…because I am a simple and happy stay at home Mom of 2.6-year-old boy, extremely busy with him….landed here in Singapore 5 years ago.

12. Binita Anup Kumar: I am Mrs. Binita Anup Kumar. I originally hail from Assam but have been living in Delhi for the last 17 years, working as a teacher there. I shifted to Singapore with my husband and family in 2014. I like singing, gardening and watching Bollywood movies.

13. Seema Seal: I am an Indian staying in this beautiful city of Singapore for the last 2 years. Currently, I am pursuing a course in Travel and Tourism from IATA.I am married for the past 26 years and my husband works for a Maritime Organisation in Singapore. I am a mother of 2 beautiful teenage girls who have become my close friends over the years.

14. Devyani Tilak: Mum, wife, daughter, sister, friend and career woman are some of the roles I play in my life. Blessed with 2 lovely daughters and an amazing husband and family, I try to make a positive impact on every role. An alumnus of the prestigious XLRI Jamshedpur, and a career woman for 20 years dance.

15. Kalpana Kundan: Working as a senior executive & also the proud mom of a teenager. I came to Singapore 6 years back before that I was in USA for 5 years !Ramp walk with my beloved Son Suryansh is a great opportunity for me.

16. Smita Roy: Starting her career with technology giant Microsoft , Smita head’s the business for a cool cloud technology company called Rhipe. She also supports Divine Script,a nonprofit organization supporting Women from the marginalized sections of the society, who are often forced into prostitution as the only option of livelihood.

17. Poonam Sharma: For the most part of her career Poonam was facing the camera. She has been one of the well know faces on satellite television, anchoring news and sports-based programs targeted at Asian audiences.Poonam currently works for global media solutions company MediaGuru’ and drives it to foray in South East Asia,

18. Mehak Ankar & Misha Mainrai : From being a Radio Jockey in India & Singapore to An Entrepreneur running an events company Out of the Box Creationz, Life had been quite a ride for Mehak. Misha changed it overnight! 18months of sleepless nights and some amazing work projects in her kitty, Mehak likes to spend some quality time with family, especially with Misha in her initial years!

19. Aditi Pathak: Rahul and I moved to Singapore from London two years back and are now completely in love with this vibrant city. Having worked for several years in social care back in London, I now look forward to exploring new avenues in my life. I rekindled my love for oil painting and am currently embarking on a western art training course with NAFA.

20. Rupali Kavitha: Kavitha is an aspiring entrepreneur, managing 3 online businesses concurrently. She is a full-time senior staff nurse in Singapore General Hospital and manages her businesses during her off days and on weekends. She is the owner of an online exclusive murukku store called ‘Munchy Murukku’ and sells Indian snacks to individuals and has been the sole distributor for many MNC companies and famous restaurants such as ‘Komalas’ in Little India.

21. Kavita Thakral and Jagdeep Thakral:
Jagdeep – Works for the IHG group of hotels – currently GM at the Holiday Inn Orchard City Centre.
Kavita – Teaching French IB / AP. Worked at OFS, Singapore ( 5 years ) and International Schools in Cambodia n Penang prior to OFS.
Both of us love life king size!! Live it up with a passion for work, golf, tennis, swimming, diving, yoga, Pilates, music and dance.

22. Shirley Sivakumar : Shirley Williams is a self-driven woman. Happily married for 15 years, she is a proud mom of 3 handsome boys. She devotes most of her time away from work to her family which is where her passion developed further. She wanted to make a difference. That is when the Institute of First Aid Training evolved.

23.Mona Bishnoi: Let’s hear the daughter talk for a change:)
Hi, this is Pranita . We are living in this wonderful country Singapore for 2 years now . I am doing my MBA here . I love animals , dancing , cooking …
Our whole family lives here too. Dad is a marine engg. Working in a shipping company here . My mom Mona Bishnoi is an entrepreneur making crafts stuff from home . I am so excited about walking the Fashion Ramp organized by Dream Catchers with my lovely Mom

24. Ruby Mathur : Ruby says….I am married and a mother of a 14 years old boy. I have always been inclined towards style and trends so after schooling from The Air ForceSchool, Delhi, I completed my Bachelors and Masters in Textiles and Clothing from Delhi University and studied Fashion at the same time.I recently moved back to Singapore and looking forward to hosting events in Singapore. Excited about walking the ramp with my son!

25. Farah: I am Farha Tehseen, proud mom of two handsome boys. I moved to Singapore 10 yrs back and got opportunities to work as AVP with international banks in Singapore for past 8 years. Now I feel proud to be successfully raising my kids and spending my time with them when they need it most.

26. Pooja Bishnoi: I am a proud mommy to my wonderful 15-month-old baby boy Neil. He is the magic in my life and fills me with joy and anticipation each day as I get back from my full-time job . He can just about walk with support so what a star to be doing a ramp show before he can even walk?
27. Shalaka: Shalaka says I’ve been a homemaker for a couple of years now, before that I’ve worked intensively on interior designing as well as pursued my passion of becoming a yoga instructor. Apart from that, I play tennis and swim for pleasure. I don’t have a background in fashion but it’s always been on my bucket list.

28. Shashi Rastogi: I am Shashi, living in Singapore for past 10years with my darling hubby Amitabh Rastogi. I am blessed with two lovely daughters.
I was lucky to have had the opportunity, during my earlier years in India, to pursue my hobby of modeling. Other than being an ardent Mother, I assist my
Hubby in his new business venture.

29. Aditi Gupta: Aditi says as is mother, so is daughter! Arianna is the one who leads the mind and heart to make our life beautiful. Whether it is winning the Mrs. Global India Expat, Singapore 2015, doing photo shoots, walking runways, being a part-time model or working full-time, she is my greatest support and gives me strength to step ahead in everything.

30. Githa and Ravichandran: Being a Swimming Coach for over 13 years, I have trained students from beginner to competitive levels. Assist people that suffer from Arthritis, Back Pain, Slip-disc, Asthmatics & etc. with Aqua Aerobics I am married to my Superhero Ravichandran with 2 wonderful boys of age 4 & 2.

31. Archana Jain: A mother of ever smiling 17-year-old girl and an undemanding 13-year-old boy, Archana Jain is the founder of Arko, producing one of a kind artisanal jewelry. Her label’s jewelry will be shown on the ramp whilst models walk with elegance and grace.

32. Monika Narayanan: She  is walking with both her girls & is Super excited to participate in the event.

33. Suman Kumari: Suman Kumari is walking the ramp with Runway Series the 2nd time. She is a motivational speaker & runs her own business despite being a busy mom of 3 wonderful daughters.

34.Priyanka Agarwal: Sheis looking fwd to walking with her Daughter Arsheeya & is excited to party after the fashion walk.

35. Rajrupa: Rajrupa  says “My attitude towards life is very positive and I’m a good learner, always improving myself both in academics and real life. My sweet little daughter is now 19 months old, we share nice and precious time and steal fun on a daily basis.”

36. Anupama Murali: Anupama is an IT process consultant, yoga and meditation trainer for kids, teens and adults she is making a difference in the lives of others as an ‘Art of Living’ coach. She is married to a banker who pretends to be in her control but who by her own admission has had a strong influence on where she is right now – a happy and successful coach, mother and wife!

 37. Shalima
Dream Catchers is an online talent showcase company that organizes events as well! From cruising several airlines as an air hostess in my 20’s to being an entrepreneur with experience of running two companies Stepping Stones(Placement Company) and Dream Catchers,I have had the opportunity to learn a lot. Have PR experience as well plus a Fashion Designing background along with a Masters degree in English Literature, feel like a Jack of a lot of trades. Happily busy with Dream Catchers now since 5 years, check us out at www.dreamcatchersvision.com. I’ve been Blessed with a good life as I am a positive, happy person who loves to learn from everyone who comes in my life!

 

Veenu Kalra is the Stylist for the event & 2 Right Feet is  the choreography company with choreographers named Hasika & Menka, who are training the participants to set the ramp on fire. There is a dedicated team of  Bhagyashree, Meghna, Swati & Ujala behind the event &  rocking Emcee Himani is going to add some excitement  to the  event by  hosting it.

If you want to be part of the audience of this fun-filled evening, you can buy tickets @25$  There is  a DJ dance party to Bollywood music and the photo booth with instant prints after the event. Call Shalima, 91855177 to enquire for tickets. Tickets are also available at the event.

 Womenlines wishes all the best to all participants. Keep an eye at Womenlines page next week to know detailed report about the event!

Runway Mom/Runway Lovers

 

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Runway Mom event on 6th Mar 2016

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Women Lines is proud to share about an upcoming fun filled event ‘Runway Mom/Runway Lovers’, on 27th Aug at The Pavilion, Singapore. This event is being organised by Dream Catchers , a Singapore based talent showcase platform which gives people opportunity to get closer to their dreams.

 

As a woman you have always loved watching models getting groomed, walking on the ramp and being at the centre of stage. Dream Catchers is giving you a golden chance where you can create beautiful memories for yourself and your family. It can be a fantastic opportunity for you to give your family that special moment on stage where you all are at your best…and you get a click for ever. Walk the ramp with your precious one, it’s for moms with their loved ones, be it kids, spouse, family or alone.

 

March 6th 2016, Runway Mom was an astounding event, with Moms walking down the ramp with their kids from the ages of 16 months to 21 years old. Adorned in smiles to kill and wonderful clothes, creating golden memories to live off of for years to come! The event was a huge success with a turn up of 52 participants parading down the ramp and 300 people witnessing the fun. All in all, it was an experience that outputted such love and serenity .

Visit this link to know about the  previous Runway Mom event , which was organised on 6th March’2016

https://www.facebook.com/shalima.motial/videos/10153990925881753/

This time around, Dream Catchers has shaken things up and is proud to present Runway Lovers AND Runway Mom. An event in which Mothers will walk alongside their loved ones while couples will rock it up on the ramp too. It will be a lovely evening with the participants modelling from 5:00 – 6:30 pm at The Pavilion-which is an awesome venue. The audience and participants get to party till 10:00 pm. Stalls selling refreshing drinks, scrumptious food and obviously the latest songs being blasted through the speakers to complete the euphoria!

Make friends, enjoy the journey in non-competitive environment……….join Runway Lovers and Runway Mom event. Grab this opportunity provided by Dream Catchers, which is run by fun filled and fantastic organizer Ms Shalima Motial. Call or message Shalima- 91855177 to register.

https://www.facebook.com/dreamcatchersvision/

 

Charu Mehrotra

Promoting excellence in women!